Welcome Home

It’s almost back to school time! The little ones (or big ones) are headed back for another year. Backpacks, sports gear, jackets, and shoes are once again going to be flung about, making you think twice about your current storage space situation. At Hampden Design + Construction, we’re big fans of the mudroom - a [...]

By |2022-08-26T07:53:26-05:00August 26, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Welcome Home

Project Profile: The Ultimate Family Home

Every once in a while a project comes along that’s personal. For us, a recent major renovation and addition we completed in Newton is one of those projects. This home belongs to a member of my family, so we know we’ll be spending time in it for years to come. The simple goal of this [...]

By |2022-06-29T12:36:53-05:00June 29, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Project Profile: The Ultimate Family Home

Spring Thinking and Outdoor Living

Spring has sprung. It’s time to open those windows and start spending time outside again. Here at Hampden we love the concept of outdoor living and, depending on where you live, it can look very different. Below are some of our favorite outdoor living spaces, from city to suburb. Deck Living During the construction of [...]

By |2022-04-25T07:16:26-05:00April 24, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Spring Thinking and Outdoor Living

Making the Most out of Your Kitchen Space

Big or small, it’s a space for gathering, entertaining, and, most importantly, eating. Everyone has different needs when it comes to the kitchen. Some desire maximum storage, others are looking for the ultimate chef’s kitchen, and some need to fit a lot into a little. A kitchen should reflect your lifestyle and design taste. Here [...]

By |2022-04-24T11:09:37-05:00February 15, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Making the Most out of Your Kitchen Space

Light My Fire

The cold weather is upon us. It's that time of year where you like to snuggle up against a warm fireplace with a blanket and hot drink. We love building fireplaces at Hampden, and we've worked on everything from your standard living room fireplace, to your dual-sided fireplace, to kitchen fireplaces, outdoor fireplaces, and everything [...]

By |2022-04-25T10:31:40-05:00December 30, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Light My Fire

Making the Most Out of Your Bathroom Spaces

Big or small, powder or master, bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they need to be family-friendly, able to accommodate a tub; other times, they need to be a spa-like oasis taking you away from the every day, and at times you need to fit a lot into a little. At Hampden, we’ve [...]

By |2022-04-24T11:09:56-05:00October 19, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Making the Most Out of Your Bathroom Spaces

Creating Lasting Partnerships: LDa Architecture and Design

As a builder, it's essential to create lasting relationships with trade professionals that you not only work well with but trust. From the first stage of the building process to the very last, effectively communicating with a trustworthy team allows you to produce your best work possible. One of our trusted trade partners is LDa [...]

By |2022-04-24T11:10:07-05:00August 18, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Creating Lasting Partnerships: LDa Architecture and Design

Tips and Advice for Building and Renovating in 2021

You've seen the articles, the home and building industry is booming, but suppliers are struggling to keep up. The lumber prices have skyrocketed in recent months, and there are significant delays on any special-order items. This news would make anyone second-guess if now was the right time to tackle a home renovation or build a [...]

By |2022-04-24T11:10:16-05:00June 14, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Tips and Advice for Building and Renovating in 2021

A Love Letter to Built-Ins

They come in every shape and size. They can be enclosed or exposed; mid-century modern, rustic, traditional, contemporary, or everything in between. They can be any color or material, standard or completely customizable. Built-ins can be just as unique as a home; no two are the same. They’re space-dependent and style-dependent. Enclosed, they can provide [...]

By |2022-04-25T10:34:04-05:00April 9, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on A Love Letter to Built-Ins

The Direction of Design

Home additions and renovations have become a priority now that people are spending more time at home. Beautiful kitchens, master bedroom suites, and family room additions/renovations have always been popular, but in today's climate, the design and construction industry notices other emerging trends. While homeowners have always sought solace in a bathroom oasis, the building [...]

By |2022-04-24T11:10:30-05:00February 9, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on The Direction of Design

Same Space, New View

Being a good builder means being a good listener. We listen to the client and their needs, along with listening to the home, becoming the home’s translator. One of the biggest challenges builders face during a renovation of an existing space is to make it look like it was meant to be there from the [...]

By |2022-04-24T11:10:36-05:00November 25, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Same Space, New View

Let’s Talk About Trees

At Hampden Design + Construction, it’s our goal to help give back to the earth what we take from it when we build and renovate homes. Did you know that it takes more than 20 full-grown Douglas Fir Trees to build every 1,000 square feet of structure?* As a builder, I feel it’s important to [...]

By |2022-04-24T11:10:49-05:00July 9, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Let’s Talk About Trees
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